Ken Fardie’s North American Aviation AT-28C

Ken Fardie’s North American Aviation AT-28C

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Used by SVNAF. Shipped to SE Asia under operation “Water Pump”, a CIA operation against the NVA.



Registration Number Date of Manufacture
N4168E 1956
Aircraft Role Nickname
Fighter Bomber in South East Asia Tango 28 “Sherry Berry”
Aircraft Type: Wingspan:
North American T-28 “Trojan” 40 feet 1 inches
Overall length: Empty weight:
33 feet 6424 pounds
Gross weight: Fuel capacity:
8500 pounds 1060 miles
Oil capacity Engine type:
12 Gallons T28C 1425 hp Wright R1820-86B
Propeller type: Max Speed
Hamilton Std 3 Blade Constant Speed Prop 343 mph
Rate of Climb Cruise Speed
5000 feet per minute 180 knots
Service Ceiling Number of Crew
35,500 feet Two
Armament Bomb Load
Twin Browning M3 50 Cal Machine Gun LAU7 2.75 Rocket Pods Two 100 lbs bombs
Number Built Number Surviving
2232 150+



SE Asia in action SE Asia typical armament load SE Asia bomb run


This aircraft was one of two bought by a museum restored and sold to pay for the other. New paint scheme done summer of 2012 in Bartow, Fl by Aircraft Paint and Supply.

Restoration Images

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